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Get Rid Of Attic Rats in Michigan

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Nuisance Rodent Trapping and Prevention

Rats, mice and other rodents can become a nuisance when they come in close proximity to humans. In addition to spreading disease to both humans and household pets, rodents can also cause property damage and contaminate food sources. Our team specializes in rodent control and removal to help you get rid of rodents in your home or business.

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Our procedure “Rodent Proofing” is often misinterpreted by homeowners whose attics are infested with rodents. Pest control companies and specialty animal removal companies remove rodents from the attic. While it is rare for pest control companies to include the service of sealing the roof openings, it is more common for specialty companies to do so. To effectively eliminate rodent entry, roofing shingles, tile and/or metal roof covering must be removed.

Do rats carry rabies?


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  • Types of Rats

  • Rat Infestation

  • Do rats have bones? How can they fit in such small holes?

A few instances of first-generation anticoagulant resistance have been reported in roof rats; although not common, it may be underestimated because so few resistance studies have been conducted on this species. In agricultural settings, weasels, foxes, coyotes, and other predators prey on roof rats, but their take is inconsequential as a population control factor. They need not be baited. They are sometimes found living in rice fields or around poultry or other farm buildings as well as in industrial sites where food and shelter are available. Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome is transferred via inhalation of rodent urine, droppings or saliva. Pesticides must be registered for rat control by federal and/or state authorities and used in accordance with label directions. For further information see Norway Rats. A control operation, therefore, must reduce numbers to a very low level; otherwise, rats will not only reproduce rapidly, but often quickly exceed their former density for a short period of time. These techniques include improving sanitation for the affected location, eliminating hiding places, exclusion and may also include lethal methods such as traps and rodenticides. Bubonic Plague - the famous disease that nearly wiped out humanity during the Middle Ages was eventually traced back to parasites like fleas carried by rats. Most rats in attics enter via roof entry points - although they can get into the building a variety of ways.

Building Inspection and Rat-Proofing


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  • Dealing With Roof Rat Problems

  • Do rats make good pets?

  • What are the types of rat snap traps?

They have coarse, brown fur, with lighter fur on the undersides. While you will not reasonably be able to compensate for every possible rodent entry, you can greatly reduce the ease of entry for rodents (and thereby, reduce the population size) by taking the following measures: Roof rat droppings are 12 to 13 mm with pointed ends, whereas Norway rat droppings are 18 to 20 mm and capsule shaped. The wildlife operator will seal shut all the rat entry points, and that's the ONLY way to solve a rat problem forever. Roof rats can be controlled with the same baits used for Norway rats. No chemical repellents are specifically registered for rat control. The whiskers and guard hairs enable the animals to travel adjacent to walls in the dark and in burrows. Roof rats are not protected by law and can be controlled any time with mechanical or chemical methods.

How to keep rats out of my garden


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  • Clean Up and Damage Repair

  • What can rats climb?

  • What should I do with a rat after I catch it?

In some agricultural areas, roof rats cause significant losses of tree crops such as citrus and avocados and, to a lesser extent, walnuts, almonds, and other nuts. Caution should be taken to avoid trapping nontarget species such as tree squirrels. The key is to control rat populations, not individual rats. Use proper garbage and refuse disposal containers and implement exterior sanitation programs. And most of all, you want someone who will do this complex work correctly. Glue boards will catch roof rats, but, like traps, they must be located on beams, rafters, and along other travel routes, making them more difficult to place effectively for roof rats than for Norway rats or house mice. This is a great supplementary treatment to trapping when you are dealing with larger rodent populations, or for outdoor populations. However, they may sometimes also build nests in burrows. Western Exterminator is the expert in rat removal and rat control services and we have the latest methods for finding where rats are getting in and preventing them from returning. However, a few differences must be taken into account. Caution should be taken to avoid trapping nontarget species such as tree squirrels.